Typically, only people who are brain dead or in a vegetative state can donate. If patients decide to live for as long as possible, then there could be much organ atrophy. In this instance, the organs may be unusable and will have therefore gone ... ... middle of paper ... ...omfortable with ideas of physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia. Perhaps, someday the federal government will legalize these approaches, and the public will look at back and see these times as cruel and inhumane. These procedures might eventually seem as natural as any other treatment an individual would receive.
Euthanasia in this country was lawful from April 2002. And in Belgium was legalized euthanasia for children in 2014 (Belgian parliament passed a law on child euthanasia). Principally euthanasia or physician assisted suicide has two types: active and passive. Active is where a person deliberately and directly causes the patient's death and in passive euthanasia death is brought about by an omission by withdrawing or withholding treatment in order to let the person die (Euthanasia and Physician Assisted Suicide). In most cases euthanasia is carried out because the person who dies asks for it, but there are cases called euthanasia where a person cannot make such a request.
How does artificially prolonging life respect human dignity? The act of Euthanasia poses many questions because there is an element of control. The following paper will examine why the control should be in the hands of the individual: Fundamentally, controlling one’s life should be an independent choice; additionally, the majority of Canadians are in favour of euthanasia; moreover, many arguments against euthanasia are invalid. Patients who seek euthanasia for themselves are not harming other people. Sue Rodriquez had said “If I cannot give consent to my own death, whose body is this?
With all these different view towards euthanasia, should North American consider changing its law to legalize it? Euthanasia in North American should be legalized because it goes against the Canadian Charter of Rights. The doctors should have the right to decide when to terminate a life. The patients should have a part in their own death. Last, a few countries already agree with euthanasia.
In many countries the legalization of this practice is being debated in many countries. All doctors against assisted suicide, including the 44 percent in Canada, are on the right side of the argument. Euthanasia should not be legalized because it is unnatural, it violates the Hippocratic Oath, and laws are to extensive. Protecting life is the ethical view of society today, and legalizing euthanasia offsets that. Religious figures have recently welcomed the idea of getting God back into this debate.
According to Canada’s Criminal Code, assisted suicide is illegal with sentences of up to 14 years in prison. In the United States, assisted suicide has also been outlawed. However, recently, in Vermont, legislation has been signed which allows physicians to help sick patients who want to end their lives. Oregon was actually the first state that had a law that allowed physician assisted suicide. Washington and Montana also have laws that permit assisted suicide.
Based on the evidence presented, for each side of the argument, Euthanasia should not be legalized, because many doctor’s morals and ethics will be put at odds with that of their patients, ultimately eroding the relationship that is the foundation for practicing medicine. Euthanasia will blur the lines between murder and suicide, and lastly the practice behind euthanasia is ripe for abuse.
According to Longman dictionary euthanasia means “the deliberate killing of a person who is very ill ‘(terminal illness)’ and going to die, in order to stop them suffering.” There are two different types of euthanasia; active and passive. Euthanasia is legalized in some parts of the world like Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, Oregon, Montana and Washington. Euthanasia should not be legalized in Canada because it is not lawful, ethical, and violates Canada’s respect for every religion. First, it is not lawful. According to Canadian law it is a crime.
This study looks at the use of doctor assisted suicide which has rarely been looked at in Canada before. Legally and professionally euthanasia is prohibited, but doctors still, on occasion, perform it. The penalty for euthanasia is a maximum 14 year sentence. It is known that physicians, in rare occasions, perform the act but it is usually impossible to prosecute because of lack of evidence. The method used to collect the study was a 33 item questionnaire.
I am writing to you today with both the interests of the public, and my own interests, on the topic of Euthanasia becoming legalized in British Columbia. In a 2013 poll conducted by Life Canada the findings were that in British Columbia 63% of Canadians believed that Assisted Suicide be brought into place, and 55% believed that Euthanasia should take action, although some hesitated because of the numbers of non-consensual Euthanasia deaths in Belgium. Having Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide legalized would not only be able to help the terminally ill and physically disabled decide how they wish for their life to end, but the legalization would also save a lot of time, money, and resources in hospitals and palliative care facilities. Although some laws such as section 241 of the Criminal Code would need to be reviewed, Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide could potentially end some people’s suffering, and save money and resources for the province. My first argument is related to end of life decisions and life support.